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National Museum of the American Indian Tours

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National Museum of the American Indian
One of the newest branches of the Smithsonian, this 2004 museum is dedicated to the history, arts and culture of Native Americans throughout the Western Hemisphere. Its permanent collections, which contain thousands of artifacts, are supplemented by those at its sister institution, New York City’s long-established Museum of the American Indian.

Set on the National Mall along Independence Avenue, arguably D.C.’s most condensed museum mile, the NMAI stands on its own, a modern, curvilinear design amidst landscaping reminiscent of the American Southwest and Midwestern plains.  The focus of its collections leans heavily towards native tribes of the United States, but its extensive object, media, photo and paper archives also illustrate the history and cultures of tribes from Canada, Central and South Merica, and the Caribbean.

A destination of itself the museum’s renowned café, Mitsitam, offers seasonally-changing menus, a chef’s tasting menu, and is the only eatery in the city to offer Native American specialties like fry bread.
Address: Independence Ave SW, Washington DC, USA
Hours: Open Daily 10:00am - 5:30pm; Closed December 25th.
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Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, Water Taxi UpgradeAudio Guides

Washington DC Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley + Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, Water Taxi Upgrade

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Take a hop-on hop-off Washington DC trolley tour to explore the nation’s capital at your own pace. The route encompasses the city’s top attractions, including the White House, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery (if option is selected). This is the only tour to take you into the Arlington National Cemetery (if option is selected). Just hop off at any stop when you want to explore, and then hop back on the trolley to continue around the city. When booking, select a silver, gold, or platinum pass, depending upon your interests.
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Washington DC Capital Sites Bike TourMountain Bike Tours

Washington DC Capital Sites Bike Tour

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Washington DC is full of historical sites and while it’s easy to explore on foot or by bus, this 2-wheel tour option gives travelers access to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, White House, Supreme Court and the Capitol on this Capital Sites Bike Tour. Your friendly guide shares plenty of history, facts, and city knowledge on this easy bike ride through the nation’s capital.
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  • 3 hours

Castle to Capitol: Museums of the National Mall Walking TourArchitecture Tours

Castle to Capitol: Museums of the National Mall Walking Tour

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Take a stroll along America’s ‘front yard’ during this guided, small-group walking tour of the museums of the National Mall in Washington, DC. Go on a walk on the east side of the National Mall, between the United States Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, with a historian guide, and learn about the design and stories behind each museum. This tour also includes admission to the Smithsonian Castle.
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Washington DC Museums - National Mall East Tourist Scavenger HuntHalf-day Tours

Washington DC Museums - National Mall East Tourist Scavenger Hunt

This Tourist Scavenger Hunt takes you through the Eastern part of the National Mall where Washington's Museums are located. There are a few side trips to see various interesting things you're expecting to see, and other things you didn't know where there. It takes 2-3 hours to complete, do it whenever you wish - you select your own date and start time, no scheduling or reservation needed. 20+ challenges, games and enigmas to solve as you walk through this historic neighborhood.
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Extended Monuments & Memorials TourHalf-day Tours

Extended Monuments & Memorials Tour

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You can see all Washington DC Monuments and Memorials, the White House and the Capitol at your own pace, with no bus-filled crowding or walking — and no waiting. You'll be protected from the weather, including rain, snow and sun. Kid friendly and your dogs are most welcome! This is the best option for anyone with a mobility impairment. Our most popular tour is the Monuments and Memorials tour. We have done this tour 100+ different ways, depending on our guest's wishes. This is a tour of the entire National Mall on tricycle and includes the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, MLK Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean, Vietnam and WWII War Memorials, and the White House, as well as other memorials. We also conduct night tours, which usually include all the amazing lit-up sights (our favorites at night are The White House, World War II, Lincoln, Jefferson, Roosevelt and the Capitol).
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Madams of DC Walking TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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Madams of DC Walking Tour

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The Madams in DC tour gives you a perspective of DC's history that you won't hear anywhere else. The Civil War completely transformed the Capital, and turned Pennsylvania Avenue into a red light district main street lined with bawdy houses, taverns, theaters, and commercial ventures. Hard to imagine, now that it's lined with monolithic government buildings! You'll learn about how the women who worked in these brothels made their way in life, and even had an impact on affairs of government.
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Night Tour of Washington DC Small Group Half-day Tours

Night Tour of Washington DC Small Group

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Washington DC’s monuments and landmarks light up after dark, perfect for dramatic views and memorable photos of the capital city. Explore the sights from the National Mall to the White House and key memorials as your guide provides informative narration about each site. Hop off at select sights to get an up-close look with your small-group and guide. This tour includes transport between locations.
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Private Tour of Washington DC up to 11 GuestsHalf-day Tours

Private Tour of Washington DC up to 11 Guests

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This Private Small-Group Washington DC Tour can accommodate groups up to 11 guests and includes Transportation from site to site, a Professional Driver/Guide, and Hotel Pick-Up within 3 miles of the White House. During your tour, your driver will safely and efficiently navigate your group around Washington, DC.and share the history of the city and details for each of the sites that you choose to visit. Iconic Washington DC sites you may want to visit: US Capitol (grounds), World War II Veterans Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima, United States Air Force Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and the White House (grounds).
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  • 3 hours
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National Museum of the American Indian hours of operation: Open Daily 10:00am - 5:30pm; Closed December 25th.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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